Sno Gem Inc., a manufacturer of snow-retention products, recently introduced its iClad snow-retention system that works with most standing-seam metal roofs. The iClad bar/fence system attaches to the standing seam with the company’s Sno Cube clamp (or any other standing-seam metal-roofing profile with the company’s WaveLock technology), which provides three points of attachment without penetration. The company’s Silver Bullet set screws include a rounded “bullet” tip to maximize strength without compromising the paint finish or material, according to a company press release.
“We are excited to introduce our latest innovation. The iClad product line adds to an already elite line of the strongest and most aesthetically pleasing snow-retention systems made on the market today,” said James T. Carpenter, vice president of operations.
The iClad and iClad-S offer either a 2- or 3-inch-high profile and can accommodate any pre-finished metal trim to match the color of a facility’s roof. The system is available in standard mill-finish aluminum, allowing contractors to keep the product in stock. Once installed, the pre-finished metal trim attaches onto the face of Sno Gem’s iBeam. The iClad is constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum extrusion and includes an iPlate for sliding snow and ice. No painting is required.
Snow Gem was founded in 1994. The company’s principals have leveraged more than 100 years of combined experience in architectural sheet metal and roofing to develop the company’s line of snow guards. The company recently added an array of solar-panel and roof-accessory attachments to its product line.